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Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

Now that the lawn has grown back 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, May 27, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Now that the lawn has grown back Time to dig another hole! And what better excuse than a sunny day and another grandson who needs backhoe time. :-D Caleb Hickey ~ almost two ~ and he already knows how to drive a tractor and run a backhoe. He is feeling the power flowing through his hands and he really thinks that... read more

Seen from afar 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, May 26, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Seen from afar As a former firefighter I know what this color of smoke means. But even when you know what is taking place, seen from afar you are insulated from the experience: the heat, the acrid smell, the sight of property and perhaps even lives being lost to flames. Seen from afar there was no... read more

Douglas is a squirrel 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Douglas is a squirrel A Douglas Squirrel to be precise. He runs through the ivy on the porch and keeps the birds in a panic. The apples Marilyn left out on the old antique sewing machine are his mid-day snack but his real business is cutting and storing pine cones. Last week while busy talking on the cell... read more

Cold water in the face 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Cold water in the face Some like it and some don't. I splash cold water in my face every morning. Seriously. But then I like to throw myself overboard into cold PNW water too, so take that for what its worth. I have found that wet shaving with cold water keeps me from getting irritated skin and by the time... read more

You talkin' to me? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, May 23, 2011 7:00:00 AM
You talkin' to me? Normally I love these little pectin scallops. They are so unique in lip color and wardrobe. But this cocky little fellow had a big attitude problem. There I was minding my own business and he kept trying to pick a fight: "You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here ~ who do you... read more

Sponge Bird? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Sponge Bird? What is this strange looking creature? It looks like a yellow fan shaped sponge but it has... a beak! I must research the Tellmenow Isitsöornot ~ an obscure volume I have been perusing of late ~ and see if there is any reference to such creature as the Sponge Bird. Those acquainted... read more


Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:00:00 AM
UFO! Underwater Floating Object This Ctenophore is commonly known as a Comb Jelly. When a dive light hits them (especially at night) colors dance along their sides in a rhythmic pattern. They remind me of a space ship. I have had a difficult time getting decent pictures of them because... read more

What a pretty little ear! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, May 20, 2011 7:00:00 AM
What a pretty little ear! It looks like an ear to me ~ a little ear from the sea. Google sea ears. This is a very small Pinto Abalone shell. The Pinto Abalone here in the Pacific Northwest never do get as big as their Red Californian Cousins. Unfortunately, Pinto Abalone have become functionally extinct here ... read more

Shop for Less 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, May 19, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Shop for Less Probably a good idea but I'm not sure they really mean it. What do you think? Props (proper recognition) to Marilyn for pointing out the sign, the double meaning and suggesting that I take a picture for the Show`n`Tell. She is one of those who really does shop for less. read more


Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Caffeine'd I love the Seattle skyline. Especially the view from West Seattle seen here through too many cups of bean juice, Seattle's drink of choice, the nectar of fellowship ~ coffee. For those interested in the photographics (which had nothing to do with coffee) the above was shot after a night ... read more
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Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin

Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin served with Village Missions at North River Community Church in Vesta WA for almost 5 years and begin their ministry as Pastor of Machias Community Church Dec 2016.

Ron and Marilyn Sallee (served as pastor through November 2016)

Ron and Marilyn Sallee

Pastor Ron & Marilyn served Machias Community Church for 31 years from Oct 1985 through Nov 2016 and are now serving Village Missions as the Contenders Discipleship Initiative Director.

Notes for Shepherds (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts I want to share with pastors.

(While these posts are shepherd specific everyone is invited)

Notes for Sheep (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts that I want to share with the flock.